Solved

Removing old AD computers

Posted on 2011-03-08
3
264 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a lot of old machines on our AD that I need to clean it up. How to I do so .
 
0
Comment
Question by:koscisze
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
Seth Simmons earned 500 total points
ID: 35072345
From a domain controller...

dsquery computer -inactive x

replace x with number of weeks since being inactive

dsquery computer -inactive 52

displays computer accounts inactive more than 1 year

if you want to automatically remove those accounts...

dsquery computer -inactive 52 | dsrm
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:KenMcF
ID: 35072408
I like using oldcmd from joeware.net it can also give you a nice report before you want to delete any computers.

http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/oldcmp/usage.htm
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:KenMcF
ID: 35072413
"oldcmd" should be oldcmp
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article outlines the process to identify and resolve account lockout in an Active Directory environment.
This article explains the steps required to use the default Photos screensaver to display branding/corporate images
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question